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assail
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • It was not the first time Philip had been made angry by him, but Tom had never before been assailed with verbal missiles that he understood so well.
  • The temptations of beauty are much dwelt upon, but I fancy they only bear the same relation to those of ugliness, as the temptation to excess at a feast, where the delights are varied for eye and ear as well as palate, bears to the temptations that assail the desperation of hunger.

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  • Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns.
  • Discourteous knight, it ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself...
    Miguel Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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